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#1 ReTokener


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:23 PM


File Name: Wimlib-clc
File Submitter: ReTokener
File Submitted: 15 Oct 2018
File Category: Tools

Some may ask, what is wimlib-imagex?

To put it in a very general way, wimlib-imagex is an archiver.

just to name a few features of wimlib-imagex:

- is able to backup and restore the entire system partition.
- achieves the highest compression rates among its competitors.
- Can edit the WIM and ESD archives used by microsoft.

The ability to create incremental / differential backups qualifies it as a universal archiving program.

It does, however, require the input of the commands via the keyboard.

To make the versatility of this tool available to as many users as possible
there is now a multilingual graphical user interface for wimlib-imagex.
The interface takes over the formulation of the command lines.

Wimlib-clc - the command-line-compiler
(a development of wimlib_clc)

now is the laborious and meticulous typing in of the command lines past.
By using the mouse, (almost) all possibilities of wimlib-imagex can be exploited.

the use of a tool in your own language should simplify the handling and help to avoid mistakes.
therefore, by loading a language file, the surface of Wimlib-clc can now be personalized.
Buttons and explanations are displayed in the local language.

There are already language files in the following languages:
- english (standard)
- Spanish
- German

Everyone is invited to translate the language file for his compatriots and thus make wimlib-imagex accessible for a new language room.

just because wimlib-imagex has very special abilities, it is suitable to take on a wide range of tasks.

I hope that you succeed with Wimlib-clc to successfully realize all desired projects.

Download Wimlib-clc - Password: clc

the enclosed file clc_readme _*-*.txt contains instructions for the use of Wimlib-clc in the respective national language.

Many Thanks
to Eric Biggers (synchronicity) for the development of wimlib-imagex.
to the operators of Reboot.pro for the provision of this platform.
especially to alacran for his help with the realization of Wimlib-clc.

Regards T.

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#2 ReTokener


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Posted 17 October 2018 - 09:59 AM

Hello friends

there is a file repository for wimlib-clc related files.

(Rename date coded files for auto-recognition. see instructions)

    Password: clc

Upload translations here:


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#3 antonino61



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 11:28 AM

now i think i am getting a better grasp of what the software actually can do : it can backup a windows installation at any given point in time. in so doing, it might as well compact (well, compress) the content to unprecedented compression rates. All this, of course, if I am not mistaken. BTWI, the smaller the slower, or does the compression have no impact on performance? BTWII, can it do the job even in the case of system directories scattered on more than 1 disk, or better still, in the case of some system directories being placed on disks other than c:?

Edited by antonino61, 17 October 2018 - 11:31 AM.

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 01:06 PM

Just a very short guide of use for beginers:


To use this GUI you need to extract it to a folder (I suggest use wimlib-clc as folder name), preferable to the root of a drive (C:\, D:\, etc.) and download wimlib-imagex x86 or x64 as required (I recommend download v1.13 Beta 5) , links to wimlib-imagex project and download page available on the program Menu under Info, just dowload your required version and make a subfolder x86 or x64 (or both if you want) and put into it libwim-15.dll and wimlib-imagex.exe files respectively, the program will find and use the correct set of files the first time you run it. 

If you ran before a previous version located on other place, the program could be still pointing to previous location, then on this case on Menu open File >>> Select Program File, and select it on its actual location.


For more info on wimlib-clc use you may reed Readme file.



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 01:22 PM


the smaller the slower

this is true, compression stresses the CPU. But you can determine the number of CPU-threads to be used.


can it do the job even in the case of system directories scattered on more than 1 disk

If I get you right: It can do the job, but not in one step.

It captures only from one source each time.(If Drive-Backup)

It can capture from different directories if in "source-list-mode".


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Posted 17 October 2018 - 09:04 PM

If I decide to back up the system partition (C drive), can I explicitly exclude/include certain directories/files? That, for me, is a critical feature of any backup/restore software.

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 09:29 PM

Hi AnonVendetta

Yes you can.

Use [Extras]-[Install Files to TEMP Dir]-[Install wimscript.ini] -> this will be the config file to exclude certain dirs.

Take a look and save as you like. Then select the saved file on [CAPTURE] tab [--config=] to set it as capture option.

Tick the checkbox of course.

Hope this is the answer you expected.


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:58 AM

translation fr_FR please

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:57 PM

thank you

Edited by vigipirate, 15 December 2018 - 05:33 PM.

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